Gaston County

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15
Feb
2017

"Private Violence" Documentary Film

Kit Gruelle, Helpmate's Community Educator, was a producer of the HBO documentary film "Private Violence," which explored domestic violence through the lens of victim stories.

07
Feb
2017

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

19
Dec
2016

Farmland Screening and Gaston County Farmer Panel Discussion

Join us on Jan. 5th 6-8 p.m. for a community conversation about the future and sustainability of Gaston County’s local food system.

19
Oct
2016

Art After Dark

We are so excited about our 2nd annual Art After Dark fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, November 4th from 7pm-midnight at 10 Catawba in Belmont.

17
Oct
2016

Getting a Flu Vaccine is Easier Than Ever

As flu season approaches, The Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) encourages everyone to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu.

17
Oct
2016

North Carolina Receives Hot Food Waiver Approval for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers.

05
Oct
2016

The Empty Chair: October as Domestic Violence Month

Across the nation and here in North Carolina, domestic violence advocates & community leaders recognize “October as Domestic Violence Month.”

29
Aug
2016

Gaston County Seniors, we need your opinion!

The Department of Health and Human Services has created a survey to ask Gaston County Seniors and the people caring for them about their experiences, ideas and opinions on the services currently available to Gaston County Seniors.

11
Aug
2016

Save the Date: Art After Dark

Save the Date: Art After Dark

06
Jul
2016

Sue Withers Memorial

This beautiful painting by Josh Brown hangs inside The Shelter, in memory of Sarah Sue Withers who always loved butterflies.

05
Jul
2016

Thank You to Our Volunteers

We would like to highlight this special group of women who lend their time to regularly help The Shelter at our donations building!

28
Jun
2016

Now Hiring for a Transporter and a Relief Shelter Operator

The Shelter is now hiring for a Transporter and Relief Shelter Operator.

03
Jun
2016

Rabies Prevention through Minimizing Exposures to Bats and Wildlife at Summer Camps

Summer camps provide children wonderful educational opportunities to be outdoors in nature, but also pose a risk for exposure to wildlife and their diseases.

03
Jun
2016

Tick and Mosquito Bite Prevention at Summer Camps

Summer camps represent a great opportunity for children to spend time outdoors and participate in a variety of educational, environmental and recreational opportunities.

26
May
2016

Local Advocate Receives National Award from America Walks

La Verne Partlow to participate in "Walkable Communities" training program

03
Mar
2016

Four Peaks Challenge

The Shelter of Gaston County, A Battered Women’s Residence and Resource Center, was the proud recipient of funds received through the 3rd Annual Four Peaks Challenge Cycle Ride event.

01
Mar
2016

Need for Domestic Violence Services is Growing

The need for Domestic Violence Services is growing

26
Jan
2016

ACCESS Transportation Closed Tuesday

ACCESS central transportation will not be in operation on Tuesday, 1/26 due to icy conditions on roads leading to unsafe driving conditions.

11
Jan
2016

Time for Radon Testing

January is National Radon Action Month and in recognition of this public health concern, The Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services (Gaston DHHS) is partnering with the NC Radon program to provide free short-term radon test kits to Gaston County citizens.

07
Jan
2016

Governor McCrory dedicates January as Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina

Governor McCrory dedicates January as Stalking Awareness Month in North Carolina